France: As France battles a fourth wave of the COVID-19 virus, its overseas territory of Guadeloupe would undergo a new partial lockdown for atleast a time period of three weeks.
This decision has been taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection, and these new measures would be in effect from Wednesday, with the re-introduction of a daily curfew between 8 pm to 5 am.
As per the new COVID-19 measures, travel during the day would be restricted to 10 km, which is a (six-mile) radius, while the bars, gyms, stadiums & swimming pools would remain closed, but the shops would be open, and restaurants would be available for the lunchtime.
The director-general of Guadeloupe’s regional health agency – Valerie Denux, has informed that there is a multiplication in the numbers by more than ten over the past three weeks, to more than 3,000 cases a week in the COVID-19 infections.
The director-general added, “We’re in a catastrophic situation right now.”
The news comes after another Martinique – French Caribbean island, got back to lockdown on Friday for the duration of three weeks, while a partial two-week lockdown this weekend has been imposed on the French island of Reunion.
In addition, around half of the population of France is fully vaccinated against the contagious COVID-19 virus and is currently going through the fourth wave of novel coronavirus. As per the local media house, the COVID-19 figures are significantly less in the French overseas territories.
Despite this, the President of France – Emmanuel Macron, went to the social media platforms such as – TikTok and Instagram so as to shelf the misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines following the third weekend of protests over a controversial COVID-19 health pass.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has started, France has reported around 61. 8 lakh infection cases of the deadly COVID-19 mutant, while in total, 1.2 lakh patients have been recovered from the contagious virus so far.